Info for Vidazorb

Just because Cassie asked, and I got 2 emails- I figured I would post for all of you who may be interested in Vidazorb!
Here are links to a few of my posts-

I have other ones, but they are the most comprehensive. I can’t tell you how great this stuff is, the “belly boost” for kids.
My son had the worst constipation, and I have potty trained LOTS of kids (I was a nanny in college, I have my own kids, and am a Pre-K teacher). I can’t stand to see him in pain. We have seen Drs, specialists, tried every medicine. But nothing, NOTHING else worked. He’s been very regular since the first week he was on the Vidazorb. One in a while, he needs a little “extra” fiber or something- but nothing like he used to. I can’t describe the pain he used to be in. And what we had to do to get him to “go”. Plus, he had a skin issue- and it cleared up. SUCH a bonus. It’s been 5 months that he’s been using it, and I can’t see a time that I won’t be giving it to him. I’m in LOVE! LOL…..

Jennifer Galardi- Fitness Reatreat

Hey Bloggy Buddies! Jennifer Galardi, Fitness expert and teacher, will be holding a retreat in Nicaragua this coming February. She will be sponsoring a giveaway here on Have Sippy Will Travel for her newest fitness DVD, Sweating Sexy in a few days as well. Nationally recognized star of six best-selling dance/fitness DVD’s, Jennifer Galardi is a popular figure among top media, and held in high esteem throughout the fitness industry,. Jennifer has been seen as the face of top health and fitness brands such as Adidas, Under Armour, New Balance, lululemon, Nike, and Coca Cola’s Enviga drink and featured in popular magazines such as Cooking Light, Fitness, Shape, Oxygen and Health.
I asked her a few questions about her upcoming retreat, and here is what she had to say!
Why did you choose Nicaragua for your retreat site?
I chose Nicaragua because it was a country that still seemed undiscovered not only for me, but most likely for others. I know very little about this area and I love to explore different cultures. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for participants to see how others live and contribute to a typically impoverished community.
The resort where the retreat will be held, Jicaro Ecolodge, is a beautiful and special place. I think the floating dock, where I can do one to one yoga instruction or nutritional consultations really sold me!

What is an inspiration for you?
I am inspired by my students every day. Every day they strive to be better and learn more. I often will stay after a class to talk to students about their individual issues or concerns. Anyone with a sincere interest to learn and educate themselves is a star pupil to me. I am also inspired by my teachers and mentors. There have been so many in my life, but I always look to them when I need an extra ‘boost’ or find myself stuck or confused. And music is always a great inspiration to move and express myself. I can’t help it. A good song will come on and sometimes it literally moves THROUGH me. Like my body can’t help it!

What are you most excited about for this retreat?
It’s difficult to say now what my favorite aspect of this retreat will be. I can only forecast that the location will be a big part of it and sharing some of what we will be doing with the local children. I am contributing $50 for every attendee to an organization that will help build a school and provide supplies in the nearby village. You can learn more about these efforts here:
I’m also excited to be WARM and see the sunshine all day long!
What is your biggest challenge with staying fit?
I’d say my biggest challenge with food is eating mindlessly or when I’m bored. Being single, it’s sometimes difficult to find a reason to sit down to cook a nice meal, sit down, relax and enjoy it with no distractions. I often end up eating standing up, picking throughout the day instead of focusing on 3 meals a day, and then continuing that into the evening, well past dinnertime. I literally have to stop, check in, ask myself why I’m putting food in my mouth (am I hungry, bored?) and then try not to beat myself up if I am unconsciously eating. It happens. The best thing we can do is be aware of it and make efforts to break the patterns and habits.
Why did you begin doing retreats?
I began doing retreats as a way for people to disconnect from the daily stresses of their lives and re-connect to themselves. I’ve taken many trips where I have done this and it has helped me so much in my personal growth and development. Instead of moving through the days on auto pilot, we can acquire tools to become more mindful and ultimately live an inspired life we love in a body that is energetic and able to handle the challenges that arise. Yes, there is fitness and healthy food. This will definitely make you feel better physically. But this also translates to the mental scope as well. All this self love and care will bring you more into the present and reduce stress levels. I’d like to give participants tools they can use well after the retreat to maintain some sense of balance as they go back out there in the ‘real world’!

As I mentioned to one woman inquiring about the retreat.

You can expect a week of yoga, falling over most likely ;), laughter, dance, peace, challenges, food, serving others, serving yourself, writing (if you so choose) and fun. Not to mention WARMTH AND SUNSHINE! YES! It is my hopes that everyone in attendance leave with new tools in their box to return home better equipped to handle everyday stresses and challenges. That is life. You are your own best teacher!

I hope to be hosting at least one or two retreats a year. This is our first year at this location, so we’ll see how it goes!

Gaiam- it’s yoga-riffic!

Ah, we all know I love yoga. There is nothing that compares! I love to do yoga right before bedtime, so I am relaxed and to get all my tension out. I love my weekly yoga class, because I know I won’t be interrupted!
My very first mat was from Gaiam. You can say it hold a special place in my heart, LOL. Kind of like a first love. I definitely think of Gaiam when I think of yoga.
So! Ready to begin a New Year, New YOU? This is a great way to get not only the body you want, but to also relax your mind and body as well. And yoga is an instant attitude adjustment- your body and your mind will become more flexible, LOL.

The Tree of Life Yoga Kit is a great set for beginners. It has everything you need to begin your yoga practice! (Not to mention it’s just pretty!)
“Get ready to go to class in style with our light-tack, textured non-slip mat that is latex-free. Lightweight and durable. 68″L x 24″W. Taiwan. The richly detailed embroidered tote is 30

Eat Smart Scale- Contest! (and a great company!)

I know I am supposed to start out by talking about the scale and it’s merits- but I have to tell you something first- I LOVE THIS SCALE! Super easy to use, and fast, fast, FAST!!! I got my children’s weight very easily and quickly, and there was no need to do that “tap first” thing. It was so great- and I love that it is helping me measure my weight loss! I’m really trying hard, LOL.
You know how kids wiggle on the scale? Who cares? On this one- it’s almost instant! I love that it also gives you ounces- every little bit counts, haha. On the aesthetic note- it’s also really attractive.
I know, some of you are thinking “a scale is a scale, right”? Wrong! I had another scale- no comparison! It was never accurate, just “close”. And not anywhere near as nice-looking, either.

OK! I’ll give you the actual description now, LOL.

Price: $28.95
Dimensions: 12″ x 13″ x 1″
Colors: Silver / Black

Available on Amazon (Silver) Available on Amazon (Black)
The EatSmart Bathroom Scale is versatile, easy to use digital bathroom great for any home. Simply step on the scale and in seconds you’ll have an accurate readout on the EatSmart’s oversized 3.5″ LCD display.

  1. Large 3.5″ LCD display – Easy to read from any distance
  2. 4 high precision sensors – Consistent and accurate measurement
  3. Max weight 400 lbs / 180 kgs
  4. Sturdy tempered glass top and large 12″ x 13″ platform
  5. Auto Calibrated; Auto Power-Off; 4 AAA batteries (included)
  6. Video demonstration here

Cool, yes?
It also came with a tape measure- all the better to measure your shrinking waist with, my dear! 🙂
Definitely use the scale on a hard floor- not on a carpet- because it is not accurate on a carpet- although the number it will give you is VERY flattering, hahaha.

Product Description

NEW FEATURES (as of March 2010) – EatSmart “Step-On” technology allows you to simply step on the scale and get your weights. No more tapping to activate the scale! Increased capacity to 400 pounds with the same precision and repeatability that makes our products great!

The EatSmart Bathroom Scale is the ideal way to track your weight loss quickly and easily. Simply step on, and in seconds you’ll have an accurate readout to the nearest .2 lbs on the EatSmart’s oversized 3.5″ LCD display. With EatSmart’s proprietary new “step-on” technology there is no more tapping to turn the scale on!!! The LCD display also contains a cool-blue backlight, allowing for easy viewing even in the most low light areas of the bathroom or home.

The EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale is also not only easy to use but also extremely accurate, engineered to the highest precision standards. The four high-gauge EatSmart precision sensors ensure that you will get an accurate measurement every time (just read our reviews!). Additionally the slim, tempered glass design fits perfectly into any surroundings and large non-slip platform safely allows weights to 400 lbs.
Along with your EatSmart digital scale you also receive our easy instruction guide and 4 AAA batteries.
Stop guessing your weight and get serious about your weight loss and fitness goals. Get yours today!
100% EatSmart Guaranteed Product Satisfaction. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

Want to know something SUPER awesome? By clicking on this link to buy your scale, you generate some referral money through Amazon Associates. EatSmart is donating 100% of the proceeds in January 2011 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Each month they will be choosing a different foundation to donate to. I LOVE COMPANIES THAT CARE!!!! Don’t you? Thanks for being awesome, EatSmart! Would you like to win a scale from EatSmart? It will be black or silver, but it’s going to be a surprise!

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Yay, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above. Sponsor is responsible for providing and sending prize. Ends Jan 28, 2011.

Mom’s Into Fitness 60 Day Slimdown!

New Year, New YOU! So, you all know I have been trying to lose some weight and stay healthy- I’m pretty healthy, and I’d like to stay that way, LOL. But, baby, can I stand to lose a few pounds!
Enter- Mom’s Into Fitness! This is called the “60 day SlimDown System- Get your Body Back!” It is made by Lindsay Brin, C.P.T. & B.S.E. Exercise Science, is a fitness and nutrition expert, and a former NFL cheerleader. Just like us, right? HA!
So you guys know (I hope! LOL) that I’m an honest reviewer- and I call it like I see it. You also know that since Christmas, I have been actively trying to lose weight, and I’m only using products that I’m reviewing here on Have Sippy Will Travel. (See Update)
So Away we go!!!
Mom’s Into Fitness is a cool idea. I never had the body of a cheerleader, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to fit into my favorite jeans again! You can really ease into this routine and workout, it didn’t kill me or make my body scream the next day.
If you don’t like the routine, if it is too hard, or you are bored- you are not going to stick with it, true? This is none of that, so we are good to go. It has 4 DVDs, so you can change it up. You are supposed to, in fact, and there is a system that you can use to maximize weight loss.
So, what do you get with the “60 day SlimDown System- Get your Body Back!”?

Lindsay Brin CFS Method
Lindsay Brin Core Metabolic Jumpstart
Lindsay Brin Postnatal Boot Camp
Lindsay Brin – Shed 5 Fast
60 Day SlimDown Packet

See? 4 Dvds, hooray for variety!

“Product Description

This Cutting Edge System will boost your metabolism and have the pounds melting off within the first 10 days. Get started today with the 3-phase Nutrition Plan any mom can follow, a detailed Fitness Calendar and Progress Tracker. Check your fitness level on Day 1 & Day 60 with the Fitness Test to see the stronger, leaner, new you.

In Phase 1 all workouts can be done in 30 minutes or less. Then in Phase 2 you will challenge your body even more so you continue to shred your core – and lose even more fat! All in 45 minutes or less. Also included, a bonus Phase 3 so you learn how to see results after the initial 60 Days.

In 60 days you will Super Charge your body for the Ultimate Slim Down. All you need is 1-2 sets of weights! FREE SHIPPING!

The 3-Phase Meal Plan is simple. No grocery lists, no tofu and broccoli, we’re talking REAL meals! Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Cheese, Smoothies, Shrimp Tacos and much, much more! The recipes are designed for the whole family to enjoy. Then in Phase 3 Lindsay teaches you how to do it on your own, easy as 5-4-3-2-1.

You can even use the 60 Day System if you are breastfeeding! Simply follow a few rules in each of the 3 Phases of the Nutrition Plan.

Each DVD will challenge your body in a different way with so many workouts your body will continue to get leaner and leaner. Postnatal Boot Camp will have you doing Intense Interval Training to jumpstart that body! In the CFS Method DVD you will train your core to fire from the inside-out, creating ab muscles that work like a Corset. Then Core Metabolic Jumpstart will have your metabolism boosting while shredding the core. And Shed 5 Fast will melt off the pounds!”

Do I like? I like. Will I continue to use it? Yep! And I’ll give you updates, too 🙂
If you, like me, want to re-claim your body- here’s your chance! And all of you can use this coupon to save 30%, 60daydvd30 which expires Jan. 31, 2011. So you can lose the pounds and gain some cash, LOL!
Go for it!
Happy Weight Loss! 🙂

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. I received the 60 Day SlimDown Package, free of charge, from Moms Into Fitness for the purpose of this review. I reviewed this product through Mama Buzz. This was not a paid post.

Fitness Post

I have a great guest post for you today, from Franklin Antoian- professional trainer. You can find him at!

Have Ever You Had Trouble Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Do you try and try to keep all of your New Years goals each year, but it never seems to work?
For New Years Resolution success this year, try these three simple tips on goal setting:

1. Make your goals specific.
Vague goals make it easier for you to put them off or ‘start tomorrow’.
Instead of: ‘I would like to lose’, try:
‘I will lose 10 pounds this year’.
2. Make your goals attainable.
If your goals are too lofty, you probably won’t reach them.
If your goal is to run a marathon, but you’ve never ran a day in your life, start with something attainable, like a 5k run.
Once completed, you can move up to a 10k, half marathon and then a full marathon!
3. Make your goals time-sensetive.
We all have deadlines. If we didn’t, nothing would get accomplished.
Replace ‘I will fit into my favorite jeans’ with:
‘I will fit into my favorite jeans by Feb 14th’
So, to bring it all together, try this:
Instead of saying, ‘I am going to try to weight this year’.
‘I will lose ten pounds by March 1st by running 45 minutes each day and
cutting out soda.’

Note: running 45 minutes each day will burn about 400 calories per day.
Cutting out a can of soda will burn 100 calories per day.
If you burn just 500 calories per day, you’ll lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks!

For free online exercise videos, workouts, tips and more, please visit:
Franklin Antoian is the founder of, the online personal training website.
He is the fitness expert for and online fitness contributor for The Sears Fit Club.
He has been featured in and the Palm Beach Post.
Franklin resides in Palm Beach Florida, where he is a private personal trainer.
He created so everyone in the world can get free, accurate and effective fitness information.